1. ITV Report

Campaign to tackle flytipping in Hull

The council is encouraging people to help clean up Credit: Hull City Council

Hull City Council has launched a campaign to tackle flytipping after revealing it clears 500 tonnes off illegally dumped waste and 3,100 tonnes of litter from the city's streets and public areas every year.

Between 400 and 500 reports of fly-tipping are logged and investigated each month.

More than 27,000 leaflets – translated into six languages – will be distributed to households in hot spot areas to promote the campaign as Hull prepares for its year as the City of Culture.

Dropping litter and fly-tipping is a serious offence, and I urge members of the public to report perpetrators they see, because any evidence we have will contribute towards a successful prosecution, and when convicted we will name and shame in the hope that we can stamp out this anti-social behaviour.

“By working together to tackle these problems we will help to make a huge, positive difference to the local environment as well as keeping our city clean for the influx of visitors are expecting during and after 2017.”

– Councillor Martin Mancey